Since its formation, Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto has been firmly committed to protecting corporate whistleblowers. After corporate accounting scandals had shaken the country, our attorneys played a key role in helping lawmakers shape the whistleblower provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley act, passed in 2002. Our expertise in this area is unparalleled.
Paving the Way for Corporate Whistleblowers: In one of the first major corporate whistleblower cases, Hobby v. Georgia Power Co. (2002), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit upheld a verdict of over $5 million for Marvin Hobby, who reported nuclear safety concerns at the power plant in which he worked.
Blacklisting/Badmouthing: In Gaballa v. Atlantic Group and Leveille v. N.Y. Air National Guard, KKC successfully established a precedent before the Department of Labor prohibiting corporate badmouthing of a whistleblower.
State Protections for Corporate Whistleblowers: In Garner v. Morrison Knudson Corp. et al, Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto successfully obtained a unanimous decision in the Supreme Court of South Carolina that health and safety whistleblowers must be protected under state common law.
Garner v. Morrison Knudsen Corp., 456 S.E. 907 (S.C. 1995)
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